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 Post subject: Double XP Weekend & GameBlast15 - February 20th - 23rd
PostPosted: January 16th, 2015, 6:16 am 
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This might be better suited for RuneScape News Discussion, but as I don't have permission to create a new thread there I'll put it here:

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RuneScape's next Double XP Weekend is running from 12:00 UTC on 20th February to 12:00 UTC on 23rd February!

Tying in with GameBlast15 - the charity gaming marathon weekend run by the fantastic SpecialEffect - Double XP Weekend gives you an extra reason to log on and get involved. Whether you're raising money with your own RuneScape marathon or just getting in game to show your support, you can be sure of some awesome XP gains.

Like last year, we'll be running an epic 24-hour charity live stream and opening the Well of Goodwill for donations, and the community will be bursting with events, competitions and things to do.

GameBlast15 is a way to make a real difference, and have a whole load of fun while you're at it. Look out for news on how you can participate, watch and donate closer to the time.

Until then, start planning how you'll make the most of that double XP!


Yes, RuneScape is having another Double XP weekend. I hope they have the grace to give F2P a 20% bonus again :) .

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PostPosted: January 16th, 2015, 6:16 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Double XP Weekend & GameBlast15 - February 20th - 23rd
PostPosted: January 17th, 2015, 8:58 am 
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I wish they would slow down on the bonus exp weekends. It seems that they have become more frequent over the past year and a half.


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 Post subject: Re: Double XP Weekend & GameBlast15 - February 20th - 23rd
PostPosted: January 17th, 2015, 10:38 am 
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Yep, barely 4 1/2 months since the last one. At least part of it is to help charity, but I'm sure Jagex derives some tax benefit out of that.

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 Post subject: Re: Double XP Weekend & GameBlast15 - February 20th - 23rd
PostPosted: January 18th, 2015, 12:22 pm 
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I thought I read it was coming sooner because the previous one was delayed for a while?

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 Post subject: Re: Double XP Weekend & GameBlast15 - February 20th - 23rd
PostPosted: January 18th, 2015, 5:43 pm 
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Imperial wrote:
I thought I read it was coming sooner because the previous one was delayed for a while?

I would be interested to know where you read that, but I don't think it was delayed too much. The previous one was very end of October/November and I don't think it was excessively delayed. The bonus XP weekend prior to that was February 2012. RuneScape Wikia has a table of bonus xp weekends and I pasted it below (or tried) for convenience. There was a break after 2012 when they said they were done due to effects on the economy, but surely enough they changed their mind.

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2010:

March
September

2011:

March
September

2012:

March
October

2014:

February
November

2015:

February

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 Post subject: Re: Double XP Weekend & GameBlast15 - February 20th - 23rd
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This is from Mod William on the forums about it:

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We wanted to run this Double XP Weekend in conjunction with GameBlast15 - which is set for February 20th - as an extra way to encourage involvement in the charity event. Coupled with the fact that the last Double XP Weekend was a little late, this means that the gap between them has been shorter than usual.


I guess he is referring to the Feb-Nov stretch of 2014. But yes, it doesn't seem like that much of a delay.

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 Post subject: Re: Double XP Weekend & GameBlast15 - February 20th - 23rd
PostPosted: January 20th, 2015, 7:04 pm 
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Surely I'm in the minority who doesn't like the double xp weekends.
(doesn't mean I won't partake)
It's just cheap. Even cheaper since it feels like we just had one. Probably because we did.

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 Post subject: Re: Double XP Weekend & GameBlast15 - February 20th - 23rd
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I wonder if Ironman accounts will be inclued this time. Hopefully not.. I don't mind the bonus xp for events like Hati and Skoll or Christmas events, but I don't think these accounts should get it for a simple, "look, its the weekend, lets do double xp for 3 days". If they do decide to include Ironman this time, hopefully it will only be like the FTP and give 1.2x not 2x.


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 Post subject: Re: Double XP Weekend & GameBlast15 - February 20th - 23rd
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2015, 7:53 am 
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I'd really not like to see Ironman included in any way.

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 Post subject: Re: Double XP Weekend & GameBlast15 - February 20th - 23rd
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2015, 8:46 am 
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Ironass wrote:
I wonder if Ironman accounts will be inclued this time. Hopefully not.. I don't mind the bonus xp for events like Hati and Skoll or Christmas events, but I don't think these accounts should get it for a simple, "look, its the weekend, lets do double xp for 3 days". If they do decide to include Ironman this time, hopefully it will only be like the FTP and give 1.2x not 2x.


I believe the last double xp weekend excluded Ironmen completely, and I don't see any reason why this one should be any different. Giving Ironmen bonus xp kinda defeats the purpose, in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Double XP Weekend & GameBlast15 - February 20th - 23rd
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2015, 11:59 am 
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The official word was that since it was so short a time period after Ironman was introduced, they would not be included. They did leave open the possibility of including Ironmen into subsequent bonus experience weekends, but somehow I'm a little doubtful that they would change it right away without the comfort of a Power to the Players poll or whatnot :P.

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